For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet. ~1 Corinthians 15:25
I Corinthians 15 is a powerful proclamation concerning the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. Without the resurrection of Christ, our faith is in vain. It also magnifies our Lord as the only Potentate, the King of Kings, and Lord of Lords. In no uncertain terms, Jesus is King and Lord over all. Paul emphatically declares that “he must reign.”
Jesus is undefeated in His reign.
When Jesus rose from the grave, He rose victorious over every foe. “Up from the grave He arose/with a mighty triumph o’er His foes/He arose a Victor o’er the dark domain/and He lives forever with His saints to reign.” In His death, Jesus defeated sin and Satan. In His resurrection, He defeated death. Death had no power over the holy Son of God. He is a mighty Conqueror with an undefeated record. No foe or weapon can match up to our Jesus. As the Captain over our salvation, no sinner who comes with repentance and in faith to Him is denied salvation. He tasted death for every man, so that every man’s sin debt could be paid in full. When He comes at the close of the Great Tribulation to establish His kingdom on earth, all His enemies will be soundly defeated by the word of His mouth. He must reign!
Jesus is undeniable in His reign.
Jesus is second to none! Jesus has no contenders who can stand up to Him. Death could not hold Him. The grave could not contain Him. Satan cannot beat Him. The world powers are matchless against Him. There is no weapon that hurt Him. There is no wisdom that surpasses His eternal wisdom. There is no burden that He cannot carry for us. There is no storm that He cannot still. There is no mountain that He cannot move. The rotation of the planet He can hold still. There is no coup that can surprise or overthrow Him. There is no humanistic agenda that is greater than Him. There are no laws that can stop Him. There is no evil that can meet Him head on. Jesus is completely undeniable in His reign. He reigns in Heaven, where every knee bows and every tongue confesses that He is Lord.
Jesus is undisputed in His reign.
Paul said, “He must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet.” There is only one true King, and that King is Jesus! He is worshipped and adored for all eternity. The angels and host of heaven sing to Him continuously. All creation sings and bows to Him. The devils themselves tremble and fear. He has a name which is above every name. At His name, every knee shall bow, and every tongue shall confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. He must reign because He is undisputed as God. He must reign because in all things, He has the preeminence. He must reign: He has won every battle for us. He must reign, because He is God and God alone. Jesus is our Creator, Lord, Master, the Only Wise God, Saviour, King, eternal, immortal, invisible, and the Almighty God! He is undisputed in His reign!
This morning, take time to exalt our Lord as our supreme Conqueror, Defender, and Saviour. He truly must reign!
Have a glorifying God Morning!
Bible Reading Schedule: Psalm 58-65